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military. more american service members have complained that religion has been forced on them during reading while on duty in depth look at this coming. a new study cast a wary eye on at monsanto the study claims that round out maybe we'll put more americans suffering from celiac disease. last but that's possible. i read once that i've yet to watch teams and easy. i'm carrie and boring or watching rt america the pentagon is preparing a full withdraw troops from afghanistan and by the end of twenty fourteen. president obama phoned afghan president's mind karzai on tuesday to discuss afghanistan's upcoming elections in the bilateral security agreement. since president karzai refused to sign a security agreement the white house said they will resort to the so called easier option. but it does actually do remain on the table. here's white house press secretary j carney the president has. yes the pentagon would. preparing for the contingency do there will be no troops in afghanistan beyond twenty fourteen. but we are also the remaining open to the possibility of a post twenty fourteen. tr
place megyn kelly has a theory. >> we hear from people on the religious right who feel religion is under attack. i look at this bill and wonder whether it's an overreaction to people who feel under attack. >> jon: good point. an overreaction? why would people of faith, where would arizonans have gotten the idea that religion is under attack in this country. >> is our nation losing religious foundation? >> should but be punished for your faith? >> who is to blame for the holy breakdown. >> christmas under attack. >> it's a war on easter. it's a war on religion. >> american assault on religion. >> it's under attack. >> religious liberty is under attack. >> i don't understand the assault on christianity? >> unity and faith comes under fire. >> jon: why would religious people overreact to that [ male announcer ] when you switch to sprint's new framily plan, friends are like family, so who's gonna be in yours? how about a few facebook friends? [ male announcer ] but the more people you add, the lower the rate. then add my work group. [ male announcer ] add up to 10 people, and everyone gets u
in arizona this week and in you began uganda. a huge ongoing clash between religion and tolerance in my view, which is playing itself out good and bad in places. great in many ways. you're seeing a lot of gay rights being encouraged around america, for example, but in arizona a big backwards step in terms of the thinking of some people there. what's the way around this in terms of -- i have great respect for people who are very religious and interpret the bible in a certain way and it makes them have views about things like homosexuality or whatever it may be. i just don't like it when people who don't agree with something use bigoted rhetoric. i think that's a step too far. but there's a wider issue here of tolerance. and you guys are great examples of very intolerant, implaquable divides coming together. what do you think, roma? how's the best way to handle it? >> i think that perhaps as christian people we become known as people who speak out against things instead of being people who speak out for. and instead of what we oppose it's what we propose. and i think we propose love. i mean, w
there been a founding father separated church and state with a great reference for religion protected the rights to use in all other religious minorities to worship freely the are able to take advantage of all the opportunities economic social political cultural on that band together into what people. the turning point came between eighteen eighty in nineteen twenty three an estimated two million european jewish immigrants looking for work in freedom landed on american shores new york's ty's first settled in the cramped and houses of the lower east side along with other immigrants they can be whatever he wanted to and they could be as they wanted and they could the americans as they wanted in an oven baked it and today it may have gone if anybody is of any consequence in uniting not really american. u s immigrants jumped into every facet of american life. there was discrimination in the private sector that it never had a lasting impact. i miss the way. lights on. dr request congress says she will always be grateful for the opportunities america gave her became the famous thinks that t
to gays and lesbians for religions. it was supposed to be a safeguard tore religion but it is too divisive. >> i believe the bill has the potential th potential to cause more problems than solve problems. >> the bill drew vocal criticism from civic leaders business interests and state economic groups. >>> two members of former new england patriot eric hernandez's entourage is due in court today. hernandez fiancee was indicted on charges of perjury. she has treated not guilty. carlos or tease wegon ortiz wi appear today. he pleaded not guilty to accessory charges. hernandez is awaiting trial after also pleading not guilty. >> the road rage assault case will be back in court today. the detective is scheduled for a control hearing in new york. he's pleaded not guilty to gang assault charges in connection with a man being pulled from his suv and beaten in front of his family. >>> there will be no bags allowed at the boston marathon this year. officers are stepping up security after last year's deadly bombing. i a attackers used backpacks this year. runners will be allowed to check gear but ev
to see again that religion was used to veil discrimination. it was just really a disappointing piece of legislation that it even came forward at all, and that in 2014 we're evening discussing this time of policy. i saw you on lawrence o'donnell's show last night, and you said you normally don't make public reference to your sexuality, but you had to take a strong stand, given what was happens in your home state. >> you know, i think sometimes you have to stand up and speak for what's right. when a bill like this moves through the political process, you know, whether it was discriminating against the lbgt community or another minority group, it's important to stand up and speak for what's right and speak from the heart. if my story helped illuminate that or provided insight to the other members of the house of representatives, to the type of impact it would have on individuals, then i hope that it helped. >> it's interesting, many decisions we have seen in our country have been made through the motivations of money, whether you person was afraid they would lose money or could stand to
in georgia yes two bills with religion our liberty in their titles and were seen as a way to possibly discriminate against gay men and lesbian, go down in that. also in another conservative state. we are seeing a tidal wave on this issue that i think will be hard for people to resist in just about any corner of it. >> yeah, you put it that way. that's extraordinary, coming from how long you've been covering these state and national issues. jackie, when you look at the legal issues here which as we've said we're -- which combined with the political legislature, and then something else, jackie, which is the fact that these issues are being covered differently, i think, and not covered always on the sometimes conservative terms of calling it religious liberty. a lot of people support religious liberty, but they don't think that means it should be a cover for discrimination. >> well, yeah, i think one of the things that's been interesting, particularly with the republican party is the strain of libertarianism that's been infused recently, which is another reason why i think you see some r
sunset to be the strongholds of the insurgents. more than hundred including many foreign religions have been key in the eighties track so far. the decision was some panic among the incidence of aziz khan who is a major offensive in the province the other end of the kiss it given this to death. i did of the edited it into canadian ligament in the last two weeks. he said the burnett. the other these days but since then she had to leave on all his belongings behind and sees his life the trip. so did the front so they are about to flip side to the outhouse given us the pride of man the mind the appointees on the scene begins on costs were there to meet the team you can support you whiners the one hand on him as the shin on the mutual has fallen off the spit up before you knew the dean's august nor was the son has insisted on the fifteenth when yuki season for two days here in the country. bodies in india have announced an alliance yep all what is known as the cut jobs for the upcoming tim in the elections the following nation is an ambitious attempt to keep the country's two major parties'
off a national debate over gay rights and religion. brewer tweeted this image as she signed the veto. the controversial bill would have given businesses the right to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. the governor said it would create more problems than it solved. >> i am not sure of one example in arizona where business owner's religious liberty has been violated. the bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences. >> earlier today opponents delivered ict 65,000 petition signatures calling for her scree toe and several major american companies including apple and yelp bad for business. >>> we want to show you video of pop star justin bieber's arrest in florida. this is video from inside the south florida police station. you can see him swaying back and forth during a sobriety test. he was stopped for drag racing and tests reveal he had marijuana and an anti-depressant in his system. he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and rezigs arrest. >>> now to the story of the power of friendship. two young california boys and their unbreak
brewer vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights and religion. brewer tweeted this image as she signed the veto. the controversial bill would have given businesses the right to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. the governor said it would create more problems than it solved. >> i am not sure of one example in arizona where business owner's religious liberty has been violated. the bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences. >> earlier today opponents delivered ict 65,000 petition signatures calling for her scree toe and several major american companies including apple and yelp bad for business. >>> we want to show you video of pop star justin bieber's arrest in florida. this is video from inside the south florida police station. you can see him swaying back and forth during a sobriety test. he was stopped for drag racing and tests reveal he had marijuana and an anti-depressant in his system. he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and rezigs arrest. >>> now to the story of the power of friendship. two young
similar. activists say this opens the door to allowing people to use religion as an excuse for prejudice. >> that is happening to those discriminated against? we still waiting. >> a majority state including arizona have laws banning same-sex marriage but the federal judges have been striking them down moving the issue close to the supreme court. >> a good samaritan took on an armed robber in richmond all caught on video. the surveillance video shows the robber coming to the store. he is too close the clerk goes for the gun. they struggle over the help. a customer approaches, boom, and takes the gunman down. police arrested the suspect. police say it was risky that they do not recommend. here, it worked. >> the bay area is bracing for round two of the storms. yesterday, fishermen and tourists braved the wind and rain and saw stormy skies and stormy sea in pacifica with waves pounding the pacific pier with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. >> calm in the morning but almost like 20' waves because the pier is 35' high. >> the water was going over the side of the bi. >> -- side of the pier. >> y
been a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the name of religion. >>> people who oppose the bill celebrate it and the legislature has john pasillased the measure after refusing service to gays lesbians based on their rel yours beliefs. >> this will create more problems. >> it was miss portrayed and people thought it was something where they can use the law to discriminate against others and that's not the case. >> they were able to veto the bill concerned about an economic backlash. >>> a game show host has died. >> he began his video career -- radio career in minnesota and he became known as the all nightmare and moved k fso and he hosted the dating game and name that tune. he died of a heart attack and he was 81 years old. >>> time now 4:39 parents and young school children should be careful heading -- heading to class. he offered her a ride yesterday morning. the girl refused and notified teachers. the girl described him as an african-american man and he had green eyes and was driving an older blue colored van as well. >>> a reward is being offered to catch the man ma
their religion not just in the synagogue but in the church, but seven days a week and in their personal lives and business. >> what happens if that clashes with another person's beliefs and position? >> that is always what we have to wrestle with in our society is whether two things can coexist in the same space. >> at the state capitol, the pressure mounted on a governor who has made controversial decisions before to veto the bill. those organizing next year super bowl here called for a detailed. companies including apple who are bringing a new factory in 2000 jobs to the state. for business first governor, the pressure was overwhelming. could result in unintended and negative consequences. after weighing all of the arguments i have vetoed senate bill 1062. >> opponents on the decision as a victory for gay rights. >> the governor did the right thing. i still see a lot of criticism out there that the governor waited too long, criticisms that the legislature should have never brought this in the first place. that happened and now we need to move forward. >> since the supreme court backed a qua
to be inclusive in terms of religion, to allow businesses who didn't want to serve people who went against their religion. and to do that without fear of being taken to court. now, of course that would mean if people decided they didn't want to serve someone who was gay they would be protected by law. there's out rage from protesters. the chamber of commerce was against this. they said the state has worked very hard to be open for business and this would be seen as a law -- if it was to go into law it would be discriminatory. as a result, they didn't want hadder to pass this. in the end she came out saying this victim would be vetoed. it's one, again, that has been defeated here. >>> well, the oscars take place in hollywood. one foreign film nominated is the palestinian foam "omar." it tackles the highly sense sieve subject of palestinians who collaborate with israel. >> "omar" brings the complexity of the middle east conflict to this year's oscars. the palestinian contender for the best foreign language film is a love story that becomes a tragedy. after three young palestinians decide to
hear people don't want to see movies about religion, don't want to learn about god on friday and saturday night. i was sharing with you the study out said the biggest moneymaking movies in the last year had religion as a theme. what do you make of that, mark? >> it certainly is one nation under god. no question about that. just maybe some people in the media don't quite understand what driving america, what built america. it's not surprisingly thematically even non-bible movies have that story of redemption against all odds, biblical values because it's naturally what americans love. >> don't you remember the reaction when "passion of the christ" came out in 2004. they were like, this will never be anything. i remember driving to the airport in a cab and listening to the radio station and people announcing it were just stunned that it had done so well. now 10 years later with your movie coming out, they are not going to be that stunned when it does really well, are they? >> we don't know. all we know is we made a beautiful film that is exciting on the one hand, plays out like
, regardless of their religion or sexual orientation in the united states. that's not the case in so many other countries and so this year's human rights report catalogs those kinds of abuses if someone is part of what's considered a minority group for this country or that. it is a very comprehensive document, tony. >> and roz, according to the state department who are did worst offenders of violating human rights laws? >> they don't rank countries per se, but what they do instead is point out what they consider the more egregious violations of human rights. such was the case on thursday when the report was released, about the way people were treated inside syria. if they are supporting the political opposition that wants to replace bashar al-assad they are targeted. if they live in communities where people are opposed to be government where people also happen to live they are targeted as well. the report made a point of saying the u.s. was using both chemical weapons as well as traditional weapons into not opposing the government, they said this is just beyond the pale in terms of the way the
exercise of religion, sincerely held religious beliefs. >> opponents of the bill claimed victory for an open attack on gays. >> this showed the nation that not all arizonians are like extremists, and that there are good people, and we want to lead the country forward, not backwards. >> a statement was issued, praising her decision. >> major corporations weighed in too. apple, american airlines, delta and the n.f.l. all urged governor jan brewer to veto the measure. >> it was a combination. business community and activist. >> it sent a message to the governor. >> and speaking of the business community, supporters of the bill have been saying that there is a lot of support by local businesses. one of our producers here made several calls, 50 businesses, dry cleaners, hair salons, and could not find a local business behind it. >> thank you. we should point out the veto of the bill in arizona does not end the debate open over religious freedom nationwide. it got further, being a signature away from the governor to become war. similar balls failed to pass in kansas, idaho, south dakot
because of their religion so she didn't think the bill made accepts. your organization release add statement today that read "this legislation would give homosexuals more protection than they did under the current law". given nobody could come up with example of the discrimination, how could they have more protection under a law essentially created to allow people who didn't want to serve gays getting married with things like photography or wedding cakes? >> well, the irony is that arizona does not currently have sexual orientation listed as a protected category in either their employment nondiscrimination laws or public accommodation laws. so the current state of the law in arizona is that anybody can discriminate against gays at any time for any reason or for no reason whatsoever. this bill deals only with when a government action conflicts with a person's sincerely held religious belief. it requires the person asserting that right to be able to prove that this is motivated by the religious belief, that that belief is sincerely held, and that the government action is a substantia
or discussed religion founded on an institution's into the abdomen and. and if it's a cute in it so that we know that's. we will weaken the dollar show that. an accusation and corruption investigations and the conditions against a member of the nonsensical so of the foam dots. i can at the moment he to whom the institute into two so to solve this problem and end in and then to his people is think about it think about something else because it has been many months now and now since announcing his investigation of stop it. let me ask you about union and for your reading of one person on twitter saying that disney park is close by riot police and the anti corruption protest again thurs was out at you as you heard confirmation of that that is the park is closed as of now i haven't night and i wouldn't really surprise me. i was going to say what would i need right now were we have the graft probe going on and we have the buildup to the sea of local elections. coming up how electric is the atmosphere in the stumble the local elections actually and that ever since the days of practice which starts
gay rights, religion and discrimination. supporters say it was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays but opponents called it an open attack on the lbgt community. governor brewer in arizona has vetoed that bill. still to come here at 5:00, governor brown in the bay area talking drought and why he hasn't order any mandatory water restrictions. also -- >> and as those mandatory water restrictions are looming a lot of folks jumping ahead trying to figure out how they can serve this rain now that we've finally got some. >> stuck in the muck. what it took to free this boat that got trapped in marshlands on the peninsula. >> and then at 6:00, why the uc system is pushing to pass a law that would let underage students use alcohol. >> definitely something that we think is necessary. >> that's new at 6:00. >>> take a good look at these pictures taken from the nbc bay area chopper. yes, that is a boat. rescues started with a distress call about it this afternoon. redwood city fire sent its air boat crew to the sc
and will sadly be encouraging them to continue to do so representatives of the ukrainian government and religion will join mensa for talks in brussels on thursday in other news to islamist extremists have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of british soldier and the brigade in london last year. rigby was run over and stabbed to death by a man in full view of shot craps. the attack provoked both anger and revulsion of cross for his family has welcomed the heady sentences passed down by the high court at the old bailey in london they say justice has now been summer. the sentiment is a scuffle outside the old lady in the mood and emotions have been running high throughout this case. he's gone awry. demonstrators climate of this to be. income trusts and dignified appearance play with his family and the right to cool would this impact statements they told the judge of the difficulties they faced in coming to terms with the staff. police family liaison officer spoke to the sentencing to die the wrigley family welcomes a whole lot of significance instances of impulse down with the skills.
have allowed business owners the right to refuse customers on the basis of religion. the governor jan brewer said in the end there was no legitimate need for it. have encouraged discriminati >> i've not heard one example in arizona where business owners' religious liberty has been violated. >> opponents say the law would have encouraged discrimination against gays and lesbians. >>> last night we reported about the lawsuit filed by a whistleblower against san francisco's recology. we incorrectly reported on the weight of the bottles and cans shipped for reprocessing in 2007 from recology's tunnel road facility. recology shipped roughly 5 million of the 6.3 million pounds they recorded taken in instead of the 1.4 million pounds we reported they shipped and we regret that error. >>> we learned late tonight that jim lang has died. he's well known around the bay area, a broadcast legend on tv and radio. he also hosted a number of game shows in the 1960s and '70s including the dating game. jim lang had a heart attack and died at his home in mill valley. he was 81 years old. asily it could h
and religion. brewer tweeted this image as she signed the veto. the controversial bill would have given businesses the right to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. the governor said it would create more problems than it solved. >> i am not sure of one example in arizona where business owner's religious liberty has been violated. the bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences. >> earlier today opponents delivered ict 65,000 petition signatures calling for her scree toe and several major american companies including apple and yelp bad for business. >>> we want to show you video of pop star justin bieber's arrest in florida. this is video from inside the south florida police station. you can see him swaying back and forth during a sobriety test. he was stopped for drag racing and tests reveal he had marijuana and an anti-depressant in his system. he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and rezigs arrest. >>> now to the story of the power of friendship. two young california boys and their unbreakable bond, one has a rare disease with no
the door to allowing people to use religion as an excuse for prejudice. >> what's happening to all these people who are being discriminated against, their religious freedoms are being restrained or not allowed, and so we're still waiting for examples. >> reporter: tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> breaking news now in the deepening crisis in ukraine. armed gunmen have seized government buildings in the crimea region. that's a strategic peninsula in the black sea. there's no word yet on what the armed men want but they put up a russian flag and a sign that said, crimea is russian. ukraine's pro-russian president was ousted last week. >>> the acting president is warning russian troops to keep out of ukraine. so is the u.s. secretary of state. kerry says russian intervention would be a grave mistake. russia questioned the legitimacy of the new ukrainian leadership. ukrainian security forces are on high alert. >>> more breaking news from overnight. smoke in the cabin of a delta connection flight that landed in oakland, california. the plane made it to the jetway when about 80 p
the rights of people of any religions race language or nationality should be the main focus of our activities. these are the base of everything i strictly controlling any shock and told to dust we will overcome any difficulties we experience the collapse of the soviet union. we were in such a condition as ukraine has now quit and think others without wages and without pensions. i spoke to people and we came out of the situation according to the president today context and like any other state should be especially careful and vigilant in the recent ankle widespread concern is no exception. due to the report of the election competing i'll collapse of the three second tier banks has extensive it since it began to withdraw money and close the deposit accounts as a result the president himself had to intervene and explain to the that there are no bankrupt banks among the domestic. with that. we should not allow any jumps which end of the most mentally providing a gradual improvement in the wealth of our people in developing national economy. recent events have shown that in the vigil which is in e
institutions across the country meets exit. tyson is a kite. pakistan's constitution on the tags religion is not indicative of the air. yes medical students need education to be cool to them. it is being told to children at primary level it is a clear violation of law a clear violation of the constitution a clear violation of islamic values there is nice for it in the country like pakistan if it is being told anywhere in the country we can commit to action should be taken against it according to the mall. though these days some of pakistan's most prominent school was happening considering the type of ed to tighten tiki place in jaunty as it seems there isn't a msg on such a pot on the whole bicycle as written three books on education said he's selling some seven thousand light years old on none of them to schools. three women who survived a decade long captivity in the cleveland house before being freed have received ohio governor john cash's annual courage awards the women amanda buried today he says michelle night were given a standing ovation as they walked onto the stage they were
in the name of religion. people who opposed the bill celebrated the bill and they believe this would have allowed them to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on their religious beliefs. >> it was used to discriminate against them and that was never used for that matter. >> they are concerned about an economic backlash. >>> in ukraine tensions are high with strong ties with russia. >> pro russian and ukrainian demonstrators are facing off. now there are reports that pro russian force have taken over the building and have raised the russian flag and they are now in russia where he was asked for protection. >>> happening now, the wet weather is raising big concerns about mudslides and these are areas that have been burned by wildfires. now in the antelope valleys, they are stocking up on sandbags and mandatory evacuations are getting with a hillside that got here. >> i am saying. -- staying? >> you are saying in. >> yes. i am saying. >>> this could bring waves of 10 to 15 feet at the beaches let alone all of the rain as well. >> oh, boy. 5:48 is the time. sal will be busy for the whole
debate over gay rights, religion, and discrimination. >> after weighing all of the arguments, i have vetoed senate bill 1062 moments ago. to the supporters of this legislation, i want you to know that i understand that long-held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before. our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. however, i sincerely believe that senate bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. >> and you know, it's kind of a -- >> it's not really a defense -- >> no, the decision was met with cheers outside the capitol building. she was met with major corporations and -- the thing i don't like about twitter. to me, maybe i didn't know every nuance and detail about it, but just the idea that a lunch counter that someone would say, no, you're not being served here, somebody -- that was enough for me. i didn't realize how many different situations twitter people could come up with to show me that there was some time when this might make sense. it's like, i don't want to know all your splitting hair opinions about why
allowed business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religion beliefs. here is what the governor said just minutes ago. >> after weighing all the arguments i have vetoed senate bill 1062 moments ago. to the supporters of this legislation i want you to know that i understand that long held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before. our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. however, i sincerely believe that senate bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. i could divide in arizona in ways we could never imagine and no one would ever want. religious liberty is a core, american and arizona value. so is nondiscrimination. going forward, let's turn the ugliness of the debate over senate bill 1062 into a renewed search for greater respect and understanding among all arizonans and americans. >> many people owned this bill because -- opposed this bill because they believe it provided political will to discriminate. brian rooney explains. >> protest was loud, where the legislature once again they said made
is pouring rights to religion out the window. host: what do you mean? caller: the bill is for private individuals to have their own -- that have their own business to serve whatever customer they want to serve. i think that's the law anyway. universal law. they should be able to do that. nobody should be against that. not like telling somebody else how to run their own business because you're a consumer. host: what about the issue of discriminating on the basis of race. are you opening the door to allow that? based on religious views? >> no. because i think that's a person's thing, how your skin is is how you're born. how you choose to conduct yourself, that's something you choose. host: from florida. >> i want to -- caller: i want to bring up a point, the people that are discriminating and oppressing others are always going to cry that they are being oppressed and discriminated against when ople seek to end the discrimination and oppression that they are performing. did that make sense to you? host: appreciate you chiming in with your thoughts. here are the thoughts of senator john m
fall simply along religious lines. i think there are a range of factors, politics, religion, economics and ideas about gender and sectixuality that impact ho people are safe or not. >> a quick thought: is there any effort at, say, embargos or sanctions against countries like uganda that have initiated these very tough laws? >> this is an incredibly controversial issue. there is a lot of debate about this. the uganda and lgbt movement is in heavy debate. civil society activists called for foreign governments to review their policies on foreign aid to uganda. they didn't call for foreign governments to withdraw aid. and this is a very important distinction that i hope hear. >> said, some governments have already made decisions about how the anti-homosexuality bill and now law will affect their aid to uganda and the government of denmark was one of the first to change its policies saying its hundreds of millions of dollars a year will no longer be given to the ugandan government, but it will be distributed among civil society in uganda. >> jessica sturn, thanks. >> thank you. >>> after t
of behavior do you think they could get away with, based on religion? i mean, what we're talking about here is an amendment to an existing law that has been in place since 1999. it simply is closing -- well, not really a loophole, but court interpretation. it was originally passed as when you were an individual and went into a business or marketplace, you don't lose your religious freedoms, but some courts have interpreted that. but they also put in place a test that would prove, you have to prove you have the basis for your religious objection. >> a lot of people ignored that. you couldn't just go out and -- and make up a religious belief. let me ask you this, folks on the other side this is what this bill was, the modern-day equivalent of you can deny services of blacks who want to marry whites. blacks that used to get together, that used to be against the bible, against god's teaching. that was outlawed for three centuries and was not deemed illegal to do so to discriminate against blacks and whites who want to marry until 1867. and folks opposed to it said this is the modern-day equival
religion has the most force. the courts are like the worst place in order to try to get a religious belief codified or encoded into law. because the way in which the supreme court. >> you have to have a secular purpose for the law. when religious right was on the offense, what it did was to use a ballot initiative. everyone goes into the voting booth and votes their religious convictions. you can't second guess that. now that those statutes have become to be struck down by the courts, giving us secular reasons. now that they're playing defense, what the religious right is doing is saying, let's rely on the free exercise clause in order to allow individuals to sort these claims in court. in some ways, arizona was the easiest case, she showed no evidence of religious discrimination against businesses. land of legal, gay rights organization told me today they had received almost 500 complaints over the past four years about lgbt discrimination in arizona. >> which is legal. >> it starts to feel like, you hurt my fist when i hit your face argument. but i think as we move to other states, that
religion and then fly into your eyes. >> this is obviously a relief for you. they served like 40 years and isn't that close enough to a life term anyway? it is not like they could do much now because they are so old. do you buy that a? >> they should do it the way the white house does with turkeys. put information and allow the people to vote, you know what i mean? this is cletis, he is a member and this is gold tooth. he is uh allergic to cleetis. >> that is true coming from you. >> you are a family of five, but got probation because you said the judge was, quote, super hot. how do you feel about this new thing? >> i am very grateful to have received a fair trial and have been acquitted. i don't understand this idea of governors pardoning people or giving them parole. after going through the process then one person can let them go after a board reviews whatever? but it is ultimately their say? that is ridiculous. these poor vehicle times who experienced comfort and know they have life in prison, then that goes away. >> that is the thing that kills me. they were hugging and crying 20 y
story but prince princed kings begin in kiev, and religion has the root roots in v as well. and certainly, vladimir putin, as a state builder, and somebody who wants to reassert to some extent what he calls awe uration union. >> rose: a uration union. >> that would include belarus and parse of central asia, and so on-- that the core of that is russia ukraine. and yet within ukraine, you have until some days ago, yae, who was loyal to moscow. you have the western part of ukraine which speaks ukrainian and leans towards the european union. you have the eastern part of ukraine that speaks russian predominantly, and leans towards moscow, and the crimea which leaps towards russia as well. there are all kinds of divisions here. what i would say is yanukovich was awful. on the other hand, he was democratically elected. and he was overthrown in the streets. he murder dozens of his open people. >> rose: during the protests. >> absolutely. he was as corrupt as corrupt could be. we are now in the-- in that very familiar moment that we've experienced over and over and over again in rec
" series beat hockey. >> what? >> god bigger than hockey? >> that's religion in canada. >> also people should know, the movie is coming out in spanish and korean at the same time. >> in america. >> in america. >> did you just shoot -- do you shoot a lot more? roma, you star in this movie. you're terrific as mary. did you guys shoot a lot more scenes out there? >> we did. we knew when we were shooting "the bible" series that the jesus narrative began to unfold that we had something spectacular, and jesus hasn't been on the big screen for 10 years. 50 years since this was told. we shot additional footage. we put the movie together and this friday it opens in 3,000 theaters across the country. >> wow. look at you. >> roma just told me an amazing thing. tell me about abe foxman with the jewish -- >> we have worked across denominations and reaching out to the jewish community through abe foxman at the ado to make sure we told this movie sensitively setting a political and historic context. >> right. >> presenting the story in a way that really just emphasized the love of jesus, and mr. foxm
service to gays and lesbians or anyone that disagrees with the business people's religion. so a muslim taxi driver could ,efuse to take a jewish person or a single woman traveling by herself. rush limbaugh has no credibility at all. the legislation was trying to write in prejudice, and to use his words, bullying and coercion into civil law and that is not allowed. a great have changed deal. when you have this massive corporate lobby putting pressure , isn't your traditional, you know, gay and lesbian activist and their supporters -- you had corporate america saying no to prejudice. >> because they recognize the economic realities here. g power as well as our allies as well as -- you know, i maintain the majority of americans are good, decent people, and they will not tolerate this kind of abuse of a legal process. the corporations recognize that as well. marriott, american airlines, delta airlines, apple was going to build a manufacturing plant in mesa, arizona -- vetott romney tweeted to the bill. >> leadership on the republican side. the two u.s. senators from the arizona side as wel
to have unwelcome contact with the cross, arguing it comes to governmental promotion of religion. >> it is government speech. they are making a statement here with this religious symbol. >> there are other memorials to other wars nearby. miss.e cross is hard to the park and planning commission tells me they have not been served, so they cannot comment. they also tell me the peace cross has always been a tribute to war heroes and nothing more. are there any plans to remove it at this point? >> at this point, i don't believe so. >> nor should it be removed, some say. >> you have to be kidding. >> at the nearby american legion, i say it is not just up in arms but he takes it personally. >> to me it is like slapping veterans in the face. it's a tribute to veterans. i have no idea what they have against veterans. planningrk and commission has 60 days to respond to the lawsuit. both sides say they are ready to fight over the peace cross. in bladensburg, greta kreuz, abc 7 news. >> thank you, greta. >> are remember that since i was a little kid. caps? >> back in action, back on the ice
of their religion, that's already covered under current law. the only group not covered under current or federal state law in arizona for nondiscrimination is gays and lesbians. everybody else is already covered. >> that's a separate issue, of course. just to go back to what you were saying, if you actually read the language of the law, it was a terribly drawn law. it was full of language like if there's a compelling state interest, then you can compel someone to even violate what he calls his religious conscience. the point is i think reasonable people can agree and we should find the areas of agreement, not disagreement. for instance, i do think we should agree that people should not be forced by government to do something that seriously violates conscience if it is based on a legitimate religious recognized in your church. however, that doesn't give you the right to ban access to what was called public accommodations. that was the basis for the greatest legislation in this area, the civil rights act of 1964. i think we ought to go back to that and specify public accommodations. >> but again f
with her if she could come up with one single example of discrimination based on religion in arizona that people of faith have suffered through. she couldn't come up with one other than hypotheticals that maybe might happen. but she had no actual example of it actually having occurred. that's interesting because governor brewer specifically pointed that out. i want to play some of that exchange we had with nancy barta, one of the authors of s b 1062. >> senator, do you have any actual example of someone in arizona being forced to do something against their religious beliefs? >> well, in arizona it could be happening all the time, yes. >> do you have an actual example? >> well, surely. people may be being asked to -- >> i mean where it's actually happened. >> well, obviously if people aren't bringing it to court we don't know about it at this point. but we do know that without this law, people would not be able to defend themselves in court. >> but again, you can't name actually one example where this has happened. because people opposed to this say look, this is a problem -- this is
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